Councillors

A community unlike any other

Explore inspiring articles, discover events, connect with locals and learn more about Coffs Harbour City Council.

DA

Online DAs only from January 1

The NSW Government has mandated that all Development Applications lodged with us must be through the NSW Online Planning Portal from 1 January 2021 ...

Read more
SEnergy Advice Service

Energy Advice Service

Council has partnered with the Australian Energy Foundation to provide you with independent energy advice...

Read more
Disaster Dashboard

Local Emergencies Disaster Dashboard

Council has a Disaster Dashboard to help you prepare for, cope and recover from any local emergency...

Read more
View all news

Latest News

Councillors community and staff members pose inside a community hall

Council Recognised in Major State Awards

Council’s people-centred approach to helping the community recover from the 2019 bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic saw us reach the finals of the 2021 NSW Local Government Excellence Awards...

Read more
Tradespeople installing solar panels on a roof

Council Powering Ahead with Energy Goals

Switching to electric vehicles using renewable power and expanding our rollout of solar power are among the proposals that will help us reach our renewable energy and emissions reductions goals for 2030...

Read more
Art installation on a wall

STILL: National Still Life Award 2021 Finalists Announced

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery has unveiled its shortlist of finalists from a record number of entries by artists across Australia, all vying for the $30,000 prize, Still: National Still Life Award 2021...

Read more
Visit Coffs Newsroom

Councillors

​​​​​​​​​​​​Eight Councillors, and the Mayor, govern the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area. They abide by a series of council policies.

​Local Government Act 1993, Chapter 3 (8) 

(1) A council has the following charter: 

  • to provide directly or on behalf of other levels of government, after due consultation, adequate, equitable and appropriate services and facilities for the community and to ensure that those services and facilities are managed efficiently and effectively to exercise community leadership 
  • to exercise its functions in a manner that is consistent with and actively promotes the principles of multiculturalism 
  • to promote and to provide and plan for the needs of children 
  • to properly manage, develop, protect, restore, enhance and conserve the environment of the area for which it is responsible, in a manner that is consistent with and promotes the principles of ecologically sustainable development 
  • to have regard to the long term and cumulative effects of its decisions to bear in mind that it is the custodian and trustee of public assets and to effectively plan for, account for and manage the assets for which it is responsible 
  • to engage in long-term strategic planning on behalf of the local community 
  • to facilitate the involvement of councillors, members of the public, users of facilities and services and council staff in the development, improvement and co-ordination of local government 
  • to raise funds for local purposes by the fair imposition of rates, charges and fees, by income earned from investments and, when appropriate, by borrowings and grants 
  • to keep the local community and the State government (and through it, the wider community) informed about its activities 
  • to ensure that, in the exercise of its regulatory functions, it acts consistently and without bias, particularly where an activity of the council is affected 
  • to be a responsible employer. 

(2) A council, in the exercise of its functions, must pursue its charter but nothing in the charter or this section gives rise to, or can be taken into account in, any civil cause of action.


Current Councillors are:


  
Description
Cr Denise Knight

Cr Denise Knight, Mayor

​Phone: 0407 486 470​

Click to email

Cr Swan

​Cr Tegan Swan

Phone: 0428 932 609​

Click to email

Cr Rhoades

Cr Keith Rhoades AFSM

​Phone: 0408 256 405​

Click to email

Cr Arkan

Cr John Arkan

​​Phone: 0418 465 930​

Click to email

Cr Townley

​Cr Sally Townley

Phone: 0419 821 223​

Click to email

Cr Adendorff

Cr Michael Adendorff

​Phone: 0428 723 769​

Click to email

Cr Cecato

Cr George Cecato, Deputy Mayor

​Phone: 0428 943 296​

Click to email

Cr Amos

Cr Paul Amos​

Phone: 0428 747 891​

Click to email


​​​​​